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How to Identify Dipole Moments

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:30 pm
by chrisavalos-2L
I was wondering how to determine when a dipole moment occurs and what exactly a dipole moment is?

Re: How to Identify Dipole Moments

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:52 pm
by Josephine Chan 1B
Dipole moments occur when there is a difference in electronegativity. It is a measurement of the separation of the two opposite electrical charges.

Re: How to Identify Dipole Moments

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:56 pm
by Carine Tamamian 2B
partial negative and partial positive charges.

Re: How to Identify Dipole Moments

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:03 am
by Andreana Vetus 1A
Josephine Chan 1B wrote:Dipole moments occur when there is a difference in electronegativity. It is a measurement of the separation of the two opposite electrical charges.

Does the arrow that we draw to indicate dipole interactions point towards or away from the atom that is most electronegative?